Cheapest homes in Netherlands are in Delfzijl; Bloemendaal priciest

The cheapest homes in the Netherlands could be bought in Delfzijl last year, at an average price of 141,600 euros for a home. Bloemendaal was most expensive at 775.800 euros per home on average, over five times more expensive than in Delfzijl. The national average was 263 thousand euros per house, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.

According to the stats office, the differences in average home prices between municipalities increased last year. In 2016 the average home price in the most expensive municipality was 5.1 times higher than in the cheapest municipality. In 2017 it was 5.5 times. Statistics Netherlands' calculations are not corrected for the type and quality of homes sold, which means that municipalities with many villas will have a higher average price than municipalities with many apartments.

Bloemendaal came out as the priciest municipality in the Netherlands when it comes to homes, like in previous years. In Wassenaar, Laren, Noord-Holland, Blaricum and Heemstede, home buyers also paid on average more than half a million euros for a home. 

Pekela, which had the cheapest homes in the Netherlands in the previous four years, came out as the second cheapest place to buy a home in the Netherlands in 2017 with an average price of 150,400 euros. Both Pekela and Delfzijl are located in the province of Groningen. 

The 10 cheapest municipalities in which to buy a home:

  1. Delfzijl - €141,600
  2. Pekela - €150,400
  3. Heerlen - €150,500
  4. Oldambt - €151,600
  5. De Marne - €152,100
  6. Brunssum - €156,100
  7. Veendam - €158,600
  8. Kerkrade - €159,000
  9. Den Helder - €161,300
  10. Schiedam - €164,500

The 10 priciest municipalities in which to buy a home:

  1. Bloemendaal - €775,800
  2. Wassenaar - €705,200
  3. Laren (Noord-Holland) - €636,500
  4. Blaricum - €619,600
  5. Heemstede - €514,200
  6. Bergen (Noord-Holland) - €463,200
  7. De Bilt - €454,100
  8. Gooise Meren - €431,400
  9. Landsmeer - €422,600
  10. Rozendaal - €421,200

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